Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 early Tuesday morning.

A few showers. Risk of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.
Friday Wind south 20 to 30 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 March 2015

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 March 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low 995 mb located near the
Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Washington State.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 30 March 2015 A low pressure system over the Alaska Panhandle will bring strong to
gale force southerly winds over the northern and central waters this

A cold front over North Vancouver Island this afternoon will reach
Washington state overnight. Strong to gale force southeast winds
ahead of the front will shift to strong northwesterly in the wake of
the front. Strong to gale force westerly winds will develop tonight
through Juan de Fuca Strait.

A trough of low pressure will approach the offshore waters Tuesday
morning. Behind the trough, strong to gale force westerly winds will
develop over the northern offshore waters.

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